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Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Monarch Books
Publication Date: 2013
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Dunbridge Chronicles
The country church of St. Stephen's, Dunbridge, under the leadership of the formidable Rev. Margaret Prowse, is getting a new curate. The whole congregation is abuzz as the shy but earnest Neil Fisher arrives to take up his very first post.
Though intimidated by Margaret, he is determined to overcome his shyness and immediately sets out to meet the congregation. As often occurs when a man of the cloth is single, his mission becomes somewhat sidetracked when his attention is first drawn to Ros, the spiky single mum who looks after the vicarage garden, and then commandeered by Wendy, leader of the church music group, who is determined to bag herself a vicar for a husband. And if that isn't enough, he also has to contend with his opinionated mother, who strongly disapproves of her son's vocation.
Featuring a charming mix of colorful characters, Fisher of Men transports readers to the quaint village of Dunbridge where the quiet miracle of life is revealed.
ksnapierLima, OHAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Wonderful, Fun ReadMarch 27, 2015ksnapierLima, OHAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Fisher of Men by Pam Rhodes is the first in a series called the Dunbridge Chronicles. This book takes place in St. Stephen's, in Dunbridge. The church becomes atwitter when Neil Fisher is made the new curate. This shy man is apprehensive with the outspoken Rev. Margaret Prowse and the constant comments from hi sown mother. He is also a target for all the unwed women of this church.
The interaction of the characters in this book made me cry tears of laughter and concern.
This is a fun read for most people. I was given this book by bookfun.org and Kregel Publications in exchange for my honest review.
loriwellerLancaster,PaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Entertaining Book!!!March 8, 2015loriwellerLancaster,PaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Fisher of Men is an entertaining coming of age story. It describes the life of Neil Fisher as he takes his first job as curate in the church. The decriptions of the people and settings are so in depth you feel you are a part of the story. I enjoyed the first of hopefully many in the series to come.
I recieved the book from the Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.
ThereadmasterDavenport,IowaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5funMarch 7, 2015ThereadmasterDavenport,IowaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This was funny and cute. I did not want to put down. It was fun to read about people in a small town and how they can react to each other. I am so looking forward to the next in this series. I need to know what happens with all these characters. I received this from bookfun.org for a fair and honest opinion.
CarolLebanon, PAAge: Over 65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Pam Rhodes' Fisher of MenJanuary 5, 2015CarolLebanon, PAAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Pam Rhodes takes us to the quaint English town of Dunbridge.
The country church of St. Stephen's is about to receive its new
curate, Neil Fisher. Neil is an only son who joined the seminary
against his mothers wishes. He is determine to be ordained after
he completes his year as a curate. Neil is shy but soon learns
how to communicate with all the various engaging characters.
The author captured the attitudes and social realities of the times.
The dialogue is full of humor, smart, quirky and fun.
Neil becomes familiar with handling elderly home visits, choir
and childrens program. He learns to conduct funerals, wedding
and all general pastoral services. He learns to show compassion
while he develops a listening ear to all type problem. And he finds
himself the fancy of several female parishioners.
This story is a quick read that shows how God lets everything
work out at the right time.
Thank you to book fun.org for this Book. My opinion is my own.
Carrie5 Stars Out Of 5this is a heartwarming storyNovember 20, 2014CarrieThis was a fun read. The author did a great job of developing all the characters so that you get swept into their lives through the eyes of Neil, the new Curate. There is plenty of charm, humor, and even some serious moments in this heartwarming story. I am already looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
I received a copy of this book from The Book Club Network and the publishers in exchange for my honest review which I have given.